Trambo

Marja Helander

Trambo is a portrait of an indigenous Sámi woman wandering on a snowy mountain. She is dragging a big trampoline, a burden she hopes will bring a bit of joy to the monotonous journey of life. The trampoline is a reference to the modern age, but it can also be seen as a prison.

Production Year
2014
Duration
00:03:32
Type
Tags
Original Title
Trambo
English Title

Trambo

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Marja Helander (Author), Onneli Halonen (Cinematographer), Tapio Seppälä (Cinematographer), Marja Helander (Director), Marja Helander (Editor), Marja Helander (Producer), Marja Helander (Script), Pekka Aikio (Sound Design), Marja Helander (Performer)
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Marja Helander (b.1965) is a Finnish photographic and video artist. She graduated from the University of Art and Design in Helsinki in 1999. Her earlier work explored her own identity between the Finnish and the Sámi culture. Helander’s recent photographic work has focused on Northern landscape. The accent of the work is on the postcolonial topics in the Sámi area, focusing particularly on the global mining industry. The encounter between nature and mankind is not harmonious, but destructive. On the other hand, her video works are playful, exploring the contradiction between the traditional Sámi way of life and the modern society. Her recent short film Birds in the Earth won the Risto Jarva Prize and the main prize of the National Competition at Tampere Film Festival 2018. Marja Helander has participated in solo and group exhibitions and her works have been acquired for various public collections in Finland and abroad.